A-F letter grades for schools
New letter grades were issued Oct. 6, 2017

After a two-year hiatus allowing for a transition to higher academic standards and a new assessment, the State Board of Education adopted a new A-F School Accountability plan effective for the 2016-17 school year. The new plan complies with the requirements of A.R.S. §15-241 and the accountability provisions of ESSA, while recognizing the opportunity to measure the quality of a school and its effectiveness across a broader range of measures than in the past.

The K-8 plan provides for multiple indicators weighted as follows:

  • proficiency at 30%
  • growth at 50%
  • English Language Learners’ growth and proficiency at 10%
  • acceleration/readiness at 10%.

The 9-12 plan provides for multiple indicators weighted as follows:

  • proficiency at 30%
  • growth at 20%
  • English Language Learners’ growth and proficiency at 10%
  • graduation rate at 20%
  • college and career readiness at 20%.

Information courtesy of Arizona State Board of Education.

2016-17 A-F Accountability Letter Grades

2016-17 Mesa Public Schools letter grades
Released Oct. 6, 2017

Overview of the A-F accountability system

from the Arizona State Board of Education

FAQs

from the Arizona State Board of Education

K-8 A-F accountability plan

9-12 A-F accountability plan

Revised CCR rubric credentials

Information about what the grades mean

from Expect More Arizona